Review of chapter "Timeline" from fpb
Fossy sighed, "And the PKM?"
"Sir, I was given that as a symbol of international and interfaith peace and understanding," I had to give Boyer credit. He actually said that with a straight face.
Summers spoke up, "That's actually true John. I was there and so was Tom. I have no clue how he got it out of Takjikistan and into the US or out of the US and into Iraq though."
Fossey looked at Boyer and he put his hands in the air, "Sorry sir, trade secret."
"Of course it is. Boyer you spent most of your life in the Army as a machinegunner right?" Fossey sounded resigned.
That, even more than all the technicalities, shows you're an old soldier. They say that the definition of an old soldier is someone who could liberate a tank without an officer noticing a thing. I only did one year as a conscript, and that was thirty years ago, so there's an ever-so-slight difference. The most pleasant part of this is to read a story where the military are not treated either as psychotic idiots (Joss Whedon) or as supermen. You write a story about people with a professional skill doing their best to use it for good purpose. I particularly like that nice Liet.Fossey, considering how many cookie-cutter idiot glory-hound lieutenants I have met in fiction. It stands to reason that a man of ordinary commonsense on his first professional outings would, one, not think too much of himself, and, two, rely heavily on the advice of his more experienced subordinates.
Fossey is one of my favorite OCs and you'll see him in later stories.
Review By [fpb
] • Date [24 Sep 14] • Not Rated